RealTime IT News Signs Sponsor Pacts with eBay,,

San Francisco-based Inc. an Internet direct marketing company, signed strategic sponsorship agreements with eBay, and

As part of its agreement with, eBay, the person-to-person online auction trading community, receives premium placement throughout's Web properties and has the ability to promote targeted auctions to's members.

Search engine becomes the exclusive Web search engine on the site, the network and the chat network. And Buy, an Internet software retailer, has a placement on's e-commerce navigation bar and becomes the official co-branded partner of's software store.

In addition to these premium placements, all three sponsors will receive placements within's direct e-mail newsletter to its members and will receive a banner rotation throughout's Web properties. Financial arrangements were not disclosed. offers consumers free services over the Web, including homepage building, chat rooms, message boards, HTML e-mail, online greeting cards and content such as full-length streaming movies and Web clips. sells its proprietary products as well as third party products to its registered members.